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Bangholme Campus hosts Casey Group
Despite high level of activity over the busy summer, approximately 70 members from Casey Group of brigades rallied at the CFA Training Ground in Bangholme early on Sunday the 24th March for their first Round Robin Training for 2013.
All 11 brigades were well represented with varying levels of experience from Group Officers and Captains to new recruits just out of minimum skills.
The Round Robin was designed to challenge even the most experienced members and it is very rewarding to watch our volunteers step out of the box and try new things in an educational and safe environment. Along with being exhausted, participants can’t help but leave Bangholme Campus being more experienced than when they arrived.
It was a fast paced and dynamic environment with all vehicles being staged before being turned out to their next task by Casey Group FOV who played a convincing ‘Vicfire’ for the day.
The drills Bangholme provided were based predominately on structure based scenario’s utilising the gas props, fire attack buildings and the flammable liquids pad.
As always, the schedule ensured there was ample time for all members to debrief after each drill and discuss the decisions made and alternatives for next time.
This was the first of a number of exercises scheduled by the Casey Group for this year and everybody involved is looking forward to further providing the opportunity to advance their skills.
Casey Group would like to thank all the instructors from Bangholme Campus and Casey Group for making these days possible. The education you provide is invaluable. Our volunteers give up a lot of personal time to become better fire-fighters and your experience and willingness to pass on your knowledge is appreciated.